(PRWEB) July 29, 2005
One of the fastest and most economical ways to add living space to a home is to cover the backyard patio. For even greater versatility, you can screen in the patio and create an outdoor space you can enjoy rain or shine.
Thanks to a new Web site, this popular home improvement is now more practical and economical than ever. The Web site Â http://www.patiocoversdiy.com Â offers complete do-it-yourself patio cover kits that are well within the capabilities of the typical Âweekend handyman.Â
ÂWe have found a great demand for this popular new option,Â said Mike Madden, president of Madden Manufacturing, which fabricates the Patio Covers DIY kits. His company, one of the largest suppliers of patio covers in the country, first began offering patio covers in kit form to customers in rural areas who were outside the reach of the companyÂs licensed contractors.
The option proved so popular they soon began offering the kits online to customers nationwide. Kits are now available for virtually any size patio, from 8Â x 8Â to 12Â x 30Â and more.
ÂOne advantage of Patio Covers DIY is you can still choose to have the kit professionally installed by a contractor if you prefer,Â Madden explained. ÂBut for most homeowners the kit makes an ideal weekend project. In fact, two people can usually install it in only a few hours.Â
Every Patio Covers DIY kit is shipped with a step-by-step installation video along with easy-to-follow illustrated written instructions. The kits are assembled using common tools, such as a screw driver, drill, hacksaw, adjustable wrench, hammer, and pliers.
In addition to being simple to install, patio cover kits from Patio Covers DIY offer exceptional value for the money. Prices begin as low as $600, and include free shipping in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.
ÂAll Patio Covers DIY kits are manufactured from the highest quality components,Â Madden said. Every kit includes extruded aluminum support beams and posts, and durable .032-gauge aluminum panels. Every component is either powder coated or finished with a baked enamel finish, and warranted for five years against peeling, flaking or chipping.
ÂThe quality of the kits meets or exceeds the highest standards,Â said Madden, adding that the kits are designed to comply with virtually all local building codes. For those localities where a building permit is required, the Patio Covers DIY Web site also offers free downloadable engineering drawings to facilitate the permitting process.
ÂIn fact,Â Madden added, Âvirtually everything you need for the entire project is available right on the Web site.Â He noted that the site also offers detailed how-to-measure instructions to help ensure proper sizing, as well as installation tips and a list of frequently asked questions. In addition, homeowners can call the company toll-free if they encounter any questions or problems during installation.
ÂOne of the greatest advantages of the Patio Covers DIY approach is the flexibility it offers,Â Madden added. He noted that homeowners can choose how they attach the cover Â either to the eaves or to a side wall of the home. They also can choose the original white baked enamel finish, or can paint the cover to match their homeÂs color scheme. Finally, they can choose to leave the sides open or enhance the patio even more by adding a screen kit complete with aluminum screen walls and optional screen door.
ÂThe Patio Covers DIY approach is all about giving the homeowner greater choice, flexibility and value,Â Madden concluded. ÂItÂs never been easier or more convenient to add a cover to a patio, or even to convert an open driveway into a carport.Â
For more information on Patio Covers DIY, contact Madden by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, call toll-free at (800) 248-1520, or visit the Web site at http://www.patiocoversdiy.com.